UPDATE: This build has been gutted, parted, and sold.
Built my original PC (the tall guy) in 2011 and have been wanting to make a change for a long time and that time has finally come. All prices are from 2011 with the exception of the components listed in the "New in this build" list.
Went from an ATX form factor to a mini-ITX one. Specs of the old build are here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/weredawg/saved/31ZK Everything with $0.00 means it was transplanted from the previous build.
New in this build: Corsair 250D case, Corsair CX500M PSU, Corsair H100i cooler, and Asus P8Z77-I motherboard
Transplanted from my previous build: Intel i5-2500K CPU, Asus GTX 460 GPU, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint & 2TB WD Green HDDs, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, and 2x 4GB G.Skill Value Series RAM. Also kept my monitor, keyboard, mouse and controller.
This left my first build a gutted Corsair 400R with a Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0 motherboard, Asus Xonar DG soundcard, 2x 4GB G.Skill Value Series RAM, Corsair TX650 PSU, Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF, an Asus optical drive, and a lot of case fans.
Because it has been so long since I built my original PC it wasn't as smooth going as I'd hope but for a mini-ITX and for only my 2nd go around I say it wasn't bad at all and I'm very pleased with how this turned out. I'm going to manage cables up front (not that I really have to). Can post more pictures later.
Now that the GTX 750Ti are out I feel like replacing my GTX 460 with one, specifically the EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC. I'd also like to replace my RAM with better speeds, timings, etc, and with some nice low profile blue or black heat spreaders. Not sure if I'll replace the stock H100i fans or not yet.
I'm also very glad I went with the CX500M PSU with this build. I don't know how I would've handled all the excess cables that come with my old TX650 PSU.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core||$0.00|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$60.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155||$110.00||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||$0.00|
|Storage||Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SSD||$0.00|
|Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM||$0.00|
|Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$0.00|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB||$0.00|
|Case||Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower||$89.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$39.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VS228H-P 21.5"||$0.00|
|Mouse||Logitech M305 Wireless Optical||$0.00|
|Custom||Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller||$33.49||(Purchased)|
|IBM Model M Keyboard||$34.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||March 31, 2014|